SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man is accused of attempting to provide financial support to a foreign terrorist organization, the United States Department of Justice announced on Friday.
A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a single-count indictment against Murat Kurashev, 34, who is also a Russian national, according to Attorney McGregor W. Scott of the DOJ’s Eastern District of California.READ MORE: Boy, 8, Hailed A Hero After Discovering Baby Sister Unresponsive In Pool
Kurashev allegedly tried to provide financial support to terrorist organization Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is based in Syria.READ MORE: Man Apologizes After Video Shows Street Vendor Attacked
Kurashev was arrested by FBI agents and awaits his next court appearance. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.MORE NEWS: Folsom Shuts Sutter Street Down To Open Businesses
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